A tooth extraction may be required if the tooth is severely decayed, broken, or has advanced periodontal disease. Other reasons for tooth removal are poor positioning of the teeth or to prepare for orthodontic treatment.
During the extraction, the tooth and surrounding area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Although you will feel pressure during the procedure, the anesthetic ensures that you won’t feel pain. Sometimes, stitches are required after tooth removal. Your dentist will tell you if the stitches will eventually dissolve or if a follow-up appointment is needed to manually remove them.
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars to emerge in early adulthood. Although they can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, in most cases the jaw does not have enough room for them. As a result, the wisdom teeth often cause painful inflammation, infection, and damage to surrounding teeth. At Epic Dental in St. John’s, we can help evaluate your wisdom teeth and remove them if necessary. It’s best to remove them as early as possible, since the more developed the root of the teeth become, the longer it takes to heal post-extraction.
Request an appointment with us today to learn more about how a tooth extraction can improve the appearance and overall health of your teeth!